Archive for the ‘National Oil Company of Iran’ Category

Iran Makes Oil Discovery Almost as Big as U.S. Reserves

Via The Wall Street Journal, a report on Iran’s discovery of an estimated 50 billion barrels of crude oil, a discovery almost as big as the U.S.’s proved reserves of 61.2 billion barrels: Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that a new giant oil field had been discovered in the country’s south. With an estimated […]

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New Major Gas Field Discovered in Southern Iran

Via Tasnim News, a report on the discovery of a new major gas field in southern Iran: The deputy head of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) announced that a massive gas field has been discovered south of the country. Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Sunday, Reza Dehqan said the huge gas field named […]

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National Oil Company of Iran: Leadership Shake Up

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, a report on the decision to replace the National Iranian Oil Company’s managing director comes amid tension within government over how to handle return of foreign investment: Iran replaced the head of its state-oil company on Sunday amid tension within the government over how to handle the return of foreign […]

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Iran Discovers Two New Oil Fields

Via the Fars New Service, a report that the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has discovered two new oil fields.  As the article notes: “We will release the detailed information of these two new oil fields by the end of the current (Iranian) year (ending March 20),” Mohaddes told reporters in Tehran on Wednesday. He […]

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India and Iran: Strategic Energy Initiatives

Courtesy of The Financial Express, a report on ONGC Videsh Ltd’s (OVL), the special-function arm of state-owned oil and gas producer ONGC, efforts in finding equity oil abroad especially in Iran. As the article  notes: “Iran is strategically important for us, as in a world worried over the progressive depletion of hydrocarbon reserves it is […]

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Impact Of Political Turmoil On Iran’s Natural Gas Sector

Via Energy Daily, a report on the impact that the continuing political turmoil sweeping Iran will have upon its pressing need to develop its natural gas sector, which is widely perceived as the country’s answer to its worsening economic problems.  As the article notes: “…Iran, whose oil is declining and whose energy industry is so […]

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